'Bags of Hope'

A customer purchases a ‘Bag of Hope’ at a Brookshire Brothers store. The bags are offered at area locations for $10 and will be distributed to those in need. There are toiletry bags, school supply bags, meal bags and holiday bags containing non-perishable items from the store's private label offerings.

Hoping to show their ties to the community, Brookshire Brothers has began a “Brown Bags of Hope” campaign.

“This program ties directly to who we are as ‘a community grocer’ and an employee owned company. Customers purchase the bags for $10 each, and store teams determine how to best distribute them. Whether it’s to food pantries, school counselors, the police or sheriff’s department – stores make sure they get them to the organizations that can best distribute them where they will do the most good,” stated a release from the store.

There are toiletry bags, school supply bags, meal bags and holiday bags containing non-perishable items from the store's private label offerings.

“As a company, we are known to match our customers’ generosity by donating additional bags to address a specific or urgent need in a community. In our stores that have delis, we also have a program called 'Help a Neighbor in Need.' This gives organizations and individuals an opportunity to purchase a complete holiday dinner for those who may go without. These are often distributed through churches and nonprofits during the holiday season,” the release said.

What does each Brown Bag of Hope contain?

The School Supply Bag contains:

2 - Top Flight Filler Paper (150 sheets)

2 - Top Flight 1 Subject Notebook (70 sheets)

1 - 3M Kids Scissors

1 - Elmer’s AP Glue Stick (2 ct)

1 - Dixon No. 2 Pencils (8 ct)

1 - Simply Done Facial Tissue (74 ct)

1 - BIC Classic Black Stick Pens (10 ct)

The Toiletry Bag contains:

1 - Top Care Toothbrush (Adult Medium)

1 - Aim Toothpaste (5.5 oz)

1 - Top Care Twin Plus Disposable Razors (5 ct)

1 - Sure Wide Solid Deodorant (1.7 oz)

1 - Rosa Venus White Bar Soap (3.53 oz)

1 - Top Care Dental Floss Mint (100 yd)

1 - Top Care Liquid Hand Soap (7.5 oz)

1 - Top Care Green Mint Mouthwash (250 ml)

1 - Simply Done Facial Tissue (74 ct)

The Spaghetti Bag contains:

2 Boxes - Food Club Macaroni & Cheese (7.25 oz)

2 Cans - Food Club French Green Beans (14.5 oz)

2 Cans - Food Club Canned Corn (15.25 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Parmesan Cheese (8 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Canned Carrots (14.5 oz)

1 Box - Food Club Boxed Spaghetti (16 oz)

2 Jars - Food Club Spaghetti Sauce (24 oz)

The Multi-Meal Bag contains:

2 Cans - Food Club Tuna (5 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Chicken (12.5 oz)

1 Box - Food Club Cheesy Tuna Partner (5.5 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Petite Tomatoes (14.25 oz)

1 Bag - Food Club Rice (16 oz)

1 Bag - Food Club Pinto Beans (16 oz)

1 Box - Food Club Saltines (16 oz)

1 Jar - Food Club Peanut Butter (16 oz)

The Basics Bag contains:

1 Can - Food Club Sweet Peas (15 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Corn (15.25 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Green Beans (14.5 oz)

2 Pkgs - Food Club Yellow Cornbread Mix (6 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Fruit Cocktail (15.25 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Chicken Noodle Soup (10.75 oz)

1 Can - Food Club Tomato Soup (10.75 oz)

1 Box - Food Club Saltines (16 oz)

1 Jar - Food Club Peanut Butter (16 oz)

For more information, contact local store directors or visit www.brookshirebrothers.com.

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